I moderate you guys to humorous and intelligent, good stuff.
I'd never carry an unloaded gun. Not too hard to get a concealed carry permit around here, I prefer a shoulder holster while riding, if packing. I have practiced the left handed behind the back shots, I figure maybe 50/50 at 20 feet on a radiator... at 100MPH. Florida has a "stand your ground" law now, am I the only one to consider a cage "screwing around", without my permission, while I'm on a bike, assault with a deadly weapon?
Last time I checked "that old piece of paper" we still had the right to "bear arms" (by statute other than "concealed", without permit). I believe it's "generally" OK to carry an Unconcealed weapon around (maybe an AK-47 across the back for instance) but it would SHOCK people in some parts of the Country, other parts would hardly notice.
Oddly enough, I know a guy who was accosted by guy with a knife, wanting money, while my friend was sitting at a red light. Stood right in front of him, so he couldn't escape. He just snicked her in gear, whacked the throttle, and let out the clutch. Problem solved. God help us if criminals ever get any brains. We might REALLY need guns then.